CUSTOMIZED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Customized applications are computer software packages that perform specific functions directly for the user of the application. This software package can also, in some cases perform functions for other applications. An application can be self-contained or consist of a group of programs. Basically, the program is a set of operations that runs the application.
Examples of applications include word processors; database programs; web browsers; development tools; image editors and communication platforms. Applications use the computer’s operating system (OS) and other supporting programs (typically system software) to function. An application requests services from and communicates with other technologies via an application programming interface (API – code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other).
Applications and system software can be used to access basic hardware resources, such as memory, storage and other utilities. For example, an application relies on system software for access to the file system to manage and store files.
Software applications can vary in many ways, including how they’re built and what platform they run on. Whether they are open source or proprietary and for which industry they are used.
Mobile application developers write their code for native, web or hybrid applications.
A native app is any application developed to work on a specific device platform like Apple’s IOS or Google’s Android operating system.
A Web app is developed as an application that the user does not need to download but can access via a web browser (Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Edge) over a network. Although Web apps can be built quickly, they are not as versatile as native apps.
Hybrid apps are a combination of native and web apps. A hybrid application works in a similar fashion as a web app, but it installs like a native app.
A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that looks and behaves as if it is a mobile app. PWAs takes advantage of native mobile device features, without requiring the end user to visit an app store, make a purchase and download software locally. It functions better in a mobile environment (smart phone and tablet) than a website developed to be responsive.
Mobile Apps are software applications developed specifically for use on smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. Mobile apps are designed with consideration for the demands and constraints of the devices and also to take advantage of any specialized capabilities they have. See our section dealing specifically with Mobile Applications for more on this subject.
In collaboration with our trusted partners, NBS Technologies can develop and build applications customized for your specific business needs. We can easily integrate and migrate your IT resources into other platforms which are more efficient and cost-effective.